As the Dems struggle mightily to focus the debate on their supposed 'mandate' for
appeasement and surrender in Iraq...as the liberals continue to whine about the
'legality' and 'inhumanity' of Saddams execution...
In the real world, the U.S. is finally kicking butt and taking names.
In the last two weeks, the U.S. has started acting like it's in a real war. Consider:
* Last week, 1,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops engaged in a massive, week long battle
with the terrorists in Baghdad in a serious effort to secure Baghdad.
* Bush announced a crackdown on Syria and Iran (finally) and has declared,
"We will interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. We will seek out and
destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in
Following words with action, U.S. forces stormed the Iranian consulate in northern
Iraq yesterday, carting off computers and detaining five Iranian 'diplomats.'
* We're finally showing our stuff in Somalia. All last week, U.S. troops carpet
bombed militant training camps and specific terrorists. Somali officials have reported
that the mastermind of the 1998 embassy bombings was killed. Granted, we're about
8 years late meting out American justice to the bad guys that killed over 200 Americans
but, hey. They're now toast. Literally. I'm smiling.
* The Bush administration has gone from rhetoric to action by finally slapping real
life sanctions on Iran's state bank, Bank Sepah. Their assets have been frozen,
meaning 'No Longer Available To Terrorists'. As an added bonus, U.S. citizens and
companies are now officially banned from doing business with them. This is bound
to crimp their 'paygo' efforts.
* Last night, Bush formally announced a change in strategy. The benign description
liberals use to obfuscate the reality is 'surge'. I call it an escalation, long
overdue. 21,500 new troops dedicated to finally wiping out the bad guys as opposed
to just 'helping' the Iraqis do it. Tough action and very bad news for the terrorists.
Now terrorists will have to spend their time on survival instead of perfecting their
video production techniques. I'm laughing.
* As an added bit of good news:
Remember Australia? She's been one of our staunchest allies. Australia has reaffirmed
their total support for Bush's new policy and our new offensive. Our Asian allies,
Japan and South Korea offered early support. This may be news to most of you as
the only coverage in the news is how France doesn't agree with Bush. The media should
take a cue from 'move-on.' France hasn't been our ally in this war. In fact, France
has actively worked against U.S. interests. So however France 'feels' is pretty
irrelevant to current reality. We've finally moved on.
* Iraqi prime Minister Maliki has just announced a crackdown on militias. This time,
he may mean it. He has forcefully demanded (not asked) Shiite insurgents to surrender
their weapons or face an all out assault. Time will tell if he is serious...but
it is clear that Bush has laid down some very specific action guidelines for Iraq.
Finally. Good deal.
* Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, we're on the offensive. The body count of Taliban fighters
who have a chance to meet their 72 virgins is mounting daily. Just today, NATO announced
another 150 terrorists have bitten the dust. We're cracking down. Even if you don't
hear it reported in the 'mainstream' media.
If you connect all the above dots, I'd say we're finally getting tough and serious.
In the meantime, the Democrats are holding 'symbolic' votes designed to pacify their
lunatic fringe. Knowing all the while that there is no way they can garner a majority
willing to cut funding for our troops. Kennedy is ranting about George Bush's Vietnam
and Pelosi is finally finding out there is a difference between criticizing policy and
Let the media spin. Let the liberals whine. Let the Democrats posture. Give Sheehan
the spotlight. Let the 'human rights' groups continue to demonize us. Give em more
rope. They are doing more to discredit themselves than anything we could do.
In the meantime, we're finally on the right track. We've finally gotten serious.
Bush appeased the left with his 'mea culpa' dance. He gave the left what they demanded,
the long sought 'mistakes were made' speech, but meantime, back on the ranch, we're
kicking butt. No matter how you spin it, we're finally playing offense. About time.
Who cares if we're winning, we're killing a lot of the enemy. And doesn't that feel
good? We are kicking ass and chewing bubble gum, and in Rambo fashion.